Anzac Vibes 2015

There’s been enormous talk of Anzac Day this year, and what it means historically, emotionally, nationally and personally. You could say that it’s become heavily commercialised. From attending Anzac Day marches as a child to standing around the cenotaph with a rifle as a teenager, I’ve been involved. Yarning with diggers, listening to stories as…

The Season Fades

As the last light of each day fades, so too, the season itself. The sun glistens through the fragile willow leaves, as they hold on for dear life, paving the way for a hibernation, of sorts, a shut-down. A period of routine preventative maintenance. The water, noticeably cooler, is running higher than it was just a…

IF4 2015 – Australia

The International Fly Fishing Film Festival (IF4) consist of short and feature length films, highlighting the passion, lifestyle and culture of fly fishing. They are made by and feature professional enthusiasts from all around the world. This years 2015 tour is coming to Australia and it’s gonna be sick! Films to be showcased include; “In Search…

New Water

With every season comes a renewed desire to explore new water. Somewhere I’ve never been, somewhere I’ve never fished. It might be a whole new river, maybe even just a new section. It’s sometimes a wilderness lake, many kilometres walk from any road, allowing for plenty of pondering as you re-trace the paths of the…

Artist Exposé – Martin Simpson

Our Artist Exposé continues to provide exposure to a wide variety of fly-related artists. It is with great pleasure that we introduce you to the amazing talents of New Zealand artist and fly fisherman – Martin Simpson. His work truly encapsulates a realism that is could easily be mistaken for a living thing, with detailing…

Massive Stoner – Giant Stonefly

I’m afraid I have an infection. I’ve come down with a serious dose of INSECTion. At an early age, I had a deep fascination with nature. Particularly the mini-world down an my feet consisting of reptiles, amphibians and hundreds of different insects. My eyes would become a macro lens and I would immerse myself in…

The Twig

There seems to be a fascination with big fish. Across the globe, it’s a goal of many to seek out the largest of a said species on a regular basis. I’m not going to lie, this desire is embedded within me too, often yearning to go one better or achieve a personal best. At the…

Yow: Icelandic for Yes!

Iceland has taunted me for years. It’s endless adventure, fly fishing, culture, landscape, aurorae and surfing is stuff of legend. Last year, iheartthefly contributor and good mate Paul Anderson headed to Iceland for good times and crazy vibes and basically rubbed it all over my face (you can read his report HERE). This spurred me…

Striving for Improvement

When I started this blog, some five years ago, I had no idea of my objective. I had no defined goals or targets. The basic idea was to share a journey and ultimately, share the passion. Looking back, it has given me an online record of stories, laughs and wonderful memories, but also a timeline…